Perpetual holds off San Sebastian for back-to-back wins

first_imgGJ Ylagan. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netPerpetual pulled off a great escape, fending off San Sebastian’s late rally to come away with a tight 68-65 victory on Tuesday in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.GJ Ylagan drained four pressure-packed free throws in the last 14.6 to finish with a team-best 15 points, alongside three rebounds, two assists, a steal, and a block.ADVERTISEMENT “I knew I needed to make it because if I miss, we might still lose the game. And I didn’t want to lose,” the senior forward said in Filipino.But Ylagan’s biggest moment came with time winding down as he blocked Allyn Bulanadi’s potential game-tying trey, preserving the Altas’ second straight conquest to level their record to 2-2.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsPrince Eze notched a double-double with his 12 markers and 13 boards, while AJ Coronel got 10 points and four assists in the win.“It feels great because it’s so hard to win. We worked hard for this,” said Ylagan. FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ LATEST STORIES Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Perpetual almost lost grip of the game, squandering an eight-point lead, 57-49, midway in the payoff period as Michael Calisaan towed San Sebastian back in the game.The Golden Stags kept on fighting, with the lead being trimmed down to one, 66-65, with a Bulanadi three with 8.8 ticks remaining, before Ylagan canned the insurance freebies to ice the victory.Calisaan carried the load for San Sebastian (1-3) with 14 points and eight rebounds, while Ryan Costelo had 13 markers, four assists, and three boards.Bulanadi wound up with 12 points and seven rebounds as the Golden Stags absorbed their third straight defeat.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Strong final surge carries CEU to D-League quarters Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet PERPETUAL 68 – Ylagan 15, Eze 12, Coronel 10, Yuhico 9, Pido 6, Dagangon 6, Singontiko 5, Sadiwa 3, Lucente 2, Tamayo 0, Mangalino 0.SAN SEBASTIAN 65 – Calisaan 14, Costelo 13, Bulanadi 12, Ilagan 8, Gayosa 7, David 7, Mercado 3, Navarro 1, Baetiong 0, Baytan 0, Valdez 0, Are 0, Calma 0, Quipse 0.Quarters: 13-14, 30-22, 49-44, 68-65. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View commentslast_img read more


first_imgFor Dunga, the Copa America represents a happy return to For Dunga, the Copa America represents a happy return to the scene of his greatest triumph as a player. Brazil will kick off their Group B campaign against Ecuador on Saturday at the Pasadena Rose Bowl, where Dunga led his team to victory in the World Cup final against Italy 22 years ago. “Hopefully now Brazil can get back to winning here,” Dunga told reporters in Los Angeles last week during a training camp. Dungas task has been complicated by the proximity of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in August. Brazils determination to win the only international title that has eluded them — an Olympic gold medal — has meant hard choices have had to be made. Neymar, their talismanic captain, will miss the Copa America in order to be available for the Olympics. Dunga has made no secret of his desire to concentrate on the Olympics but is adamant that Brazil have enough quality to challenge for the Copa America. “Obviously wed like to have Neymar here, but this is a top team,” Dunga said. “Some of them are very young, but they have quality. This is an opportunity for these players to show they deserve to be on the first team.” As well as Neymar, other notable absentees include defenders Thiago Silva and David Luiz, who both seem to have fallen out of favor, along with midfielder Oscar and injured Bayern Munich star Douglas Costa. That could leave an opportunity for emerging talent Gabriel, the 19-year-old Santos prodigy known affectionately as “Gabigol”. Gabriel scored on his debut for Brazil in a 2-0 win over Panama on Sunday, signalling that he is ready to fill the void left by Neymar. AFP KHS KHSadvertisementlast_img read more

Aamir Khan refuses to release Dangal in Pakistan without national flag and anthem

first_imgBilateral ties with Pakistan may be strained post the Uri attack in September last year, but our neighbour’s love for Bollywood is untarnished. In spite of the huge popularity of our films across the border, Aamir Khan will not release his Dangal in Pakistan. The actor’s spokesperson confirmed the news to India Today Television and said that the decision to not screen Dangal in Pakistan was taken early last week.When Pakistani distributors approached Aamir, he was happy to release the film in Pakistan, until their censor board made some demands of their own. The Pakistan censor board wanted the scene with the Indian flag and the national anthem to be snipped from Dangal, but Aamir put his foot down. He could not see why the scenes should be removed, given that the film had no reference to Pakistan and the scenes were not jingoistic, but an essential part of the script.Directed by Nitesh Tiwari, Dangal is the story of Haryanvi wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat, and his strugle to train his daughters Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari to become world-champions in the sport, amidst opposition from a patriarchal society.ALSO READ: Whoa! Did Aamir Khan earn Rs 175 crore from Dangal? ALSO READ: Geeta Phogat’s coach says distortion of facts in Dangal has hurt his reputation EXCLUSIVE: Watch Aamir’s Dangal team and the Phogat family come together for a chatlast_img read more

Chief Ministers of India: Here’s a complete list of current CMs of the country

first_img Next India Today Web Desk New DelhiAugust 29, 2018UPDATED: March 17, 2019 20:28 IST List of current Chief Ministers of India; Image Credits: GettyAfter the recent Assembly Elections 2018, the Indian National Congress (INC) on Saturday has announced that it has captured the power in three vital states of India—Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Chhattisgarh.With the rounds of discussions and top-level meetings, the Congress has appointed new Chief Ministers in these states after their major victory.Who is a Chief Minister in India?According to the Indian Constitution, a Chief Minister is the elected head of the council of ministers in a stateIn simpler words, the one who controls, rules or handles the functions of a particular stateThe candidate who becomes Chief Minister oversees the day-to-day functioning of the state governmentA CM is assisted by the council of ministers, which consists of cabinet ministers and deputy ministers — among othersWith the help of media, the CM is responsible for communicating all policies and decisions to the people of the stateDifference between Chief Minister and Governor The Chief Minister is vested with the ‘de facto’ executive powers and Governor is the official ‘head of the state’The CM is appointed, and sworn in, by the Governor of the stateHere’s a list of current Chief Ministers in India1. Nara Chandrababu Naidu – Andhra Pradesh Andhra Pradesh’s CM, Nara Chandrababu Naidu.Nara Chandrababu Naidu was born on April 20, 1950, Naravaripalli, near Tirupati, IndiaHe is an Indian politician who was the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh from 1995 to 2004 before he was again appointed as CM in 20142. Pema Khandu – Arunachal Pradesh Arunachal Pradesh’s CM, Pema KhanduPema Khandu is an Arunachalese politician and the Chief Minister of Arunachal PradeshHe is a graduate from Hindu College, Delhi University, and is the youngest CM of Indiaadvertisement3. Sarbanda Sonowal – Assam Assam’s CM, Sarbananda SonowalSarbananda Sonowal is the 14th Chief Minister of AssamHe is a BJP member and represents Majuli constituency in Assam’s state legislative assemblyHe was Union Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs under Narendra Modi-led NDA government from 2014 to 20164. Nitish Kumar – Bihar Bihar’s CM, Nitish Kumar (Image: Getty)Nitish Kumar is a senior Indian politician and is the current Chief Minister of BiharHe has held the position since 2005He has successfully appointed more than one lakh school teachers during his tenure as Chief Minister of Bihar5. Bhupesh Baghel – Chhattisgarh Chattisgarh’s CM, Bhupesh BaghelBorn in 1961, Bhupesh Baghel has become the third Chief Minister of the state according to Doordarshan NewsBaghel managed to pip other three contenders — TS Singh Deo, Tamradhwaj Sahu and Charan Das Mahant for the top post of the state in the Assembly Elections 2018He has taken over the position of Raman Singh who served Chattisgarh as CM from December 7, 2003, to December 11, 2018Congress has ended the 15-year-old regime of Raman Singh by appointing Baghel as a new CM6. Vacant (under Governor’s rule) – Jammu and Kashmir Former CM Mehbooba Mufti with current Governor of Jammu and Kashmir NN Vohra. (Image: PTI)Mehbooba Mufti served as the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir from April 4, 2016, but later resigned on June 19, 2018She sent her resignation to NN Vohra, the current governor of the state because BJP withdrew its support from the People’s Democratic PartyCurrently, the seat of CM in the state is vacant. However, now Jammu and Kashmir have Kavinder Gupta as a new deputy CM, replacing BJP’s Nirmal Singh.7. Manohar Parrikar – Goa Goa’s CM, Manohar Gopalkrishna Prabhu ParrikarManohar Gopalkrishna Prabhu Parrikar was Chief Minister of Goa from March 14, 2017 till March 17, 2019 when he passed away from pancreatic cancerHe is a leader of Bharatiya Janata PartyHe was earlier a member of the Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh but resigned after the 2017 Goa Legislative Assembly election to become Chief Minister of Goa8. Vijaybhai R Rupani – Gujarat Gujarat’s CM, Vijaybhai R RupaniVijaybhai R Rupani is currently the Chief Minister of GujaratHe represents Rajkot West Assembly constituency in Gujarat’s state legislative assemblyHe is a Bachelor of Arts degree-holderHe is the only minister in the present cabinet of Gujarat who was arrested during the Emergency era9. Manohar Lal Khattar – Haryana Haryana’s CM, ML Khattar (Image: Getty)Manohar Lal Khattar is the current Chief Minister of Haryana and belongs to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)Khattar started his political career in 1977 by joining the RSS at the young age of 24 yearsAlso read: Health ministry finally implements HIV/AIDS Act 2017: All you need to know10. Jairam Thakur – Himachal Pradesh Himachal Pradesh’s CM, Jai Ram ThakurJai Ram Thakur is the current Chief Minister of Himachal PradeshOn December 24, he became a BJP legislative party leader after defeating Prem Kumar DhumalOn December 27, 2017, he became the 13th CM of the stateadvertisement11. Raghubar Das – Jharkhand Jharkhand’s CM, Raghubar Das. (Image: Getty)Raghubar Das is the 10th Chief Minister of JharkhandHe is the first non-tribal chief minister in the state’s 14-year historyHe was sworn in as the Jharkhand’s Chief Minister on December 28, 201412. HD Kumaraswamy – Karnataka Karnataka’s CM, HD Kumaraswamy. (Image: Getty)HD Kumaraswamy is the current CM of KarnatakaHe was elected to the Karnataka Assembly from Channapatna and Ramanagara Assembly ConstituencyHD Kumaraswamy is the son of former Prime Minister of India HD Deve Gowda and Chennamma13. Pinarayi Vijayan – Kerala Kerala’s CM, Pinarayi Vijayan (Image: Getty)Pinarayi Vijayan is the current Chief Minister of KeralaHe was sworn-in as the 12th Chief Minister of Kerala on May 25, 2016He got elected to the Kerala Legislative Assembly in 1970, 1977, 1991 and 199614. Kamal Nath- Madhya Pradesh Madhya Pradesh’s CM, Kamal NathBorn on November 18, 1946, in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, Kamal Nath has taken the oath as the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh on December 17, 2018He completed his graduation in B Com from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata, West BengalIn the Assembly Elections 2018, Kamal Nath has taken over the position of Shivraj Singh Chouhan who belongs to the Bharatiya Janata Party15. Devendra Fadnavis – Maharashtra Maharashtra’s CM, Devendra Gangadhar Fadnavis. (Image: Getty)Devendra Gangadhar Fadnavis took an oath of office on October 31, 2014, at Wankhede Stadium in MumbaiHe became the second youngest Chief Minister of the state at the age of 44He was also awarded the Best Parliamentarian Award by Commonwealth Parliamentary Association in 2002-0316: N Biren Singh – Manipur Manipur’s CM, Nongthombam Biren Singh (Image: Getty)Nongthombam Biren Singh was born on January 1, 1961Apart from being a politician, he is also a former footballer and journalistHe is the present Chief Minister of ManipurIn March 2017, he was elected as the leader of the BJP Legislatures Party of Manipur and was sworn in as Chief Minister of Manipur on March 15, 2017.17. Conrad Kongkal Sangma – Meghalaya CM of Meghalaya, Conrad Kongkal Sangma.Conrad Kongkal Sangma is the current Chief Minister of MeghalayaHe was declared the Chief Minister by swearing in on March 6, 2018He also presented his first budget within 10 days of being the CM of Meghalaya18. Pu Zoramthanga- Mizoram Mizoram’s CM, ZoramthangaBorn on July 13, 1944, Pu Zoramthanga, the new Chief Minister of Mizoram is the leader of Mizo National FrontEarlier, Zoramthanga has served this position from December 4, 1998, to December 9, 2008, for two consecutive termsHe was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor K Rajasekharan during a ceremony at Raj Bhavan in AizawlAt 74, he has dethroned Pu Lalthanhawla, the former Chief Minister of Mizoram who held this post for 10 years starting from December 2008 to December 201819. Neiphiu Rio – Nagaland Nagaland’s CM, Neiphiu Rio (Image: Getty)Neiphiu Rio is Nagaland’s current Chief MinisterHe previously also served as CM of the state for three consecutive terms during 2003-08, 2008-13 and 2013-14In 1989, he got elected to Nagaland Assembly from Northern Angami-II constituency as a Congress candidateadvertisement20. Naveen Patnaik – Odisha Odisha’s CM, Naveen Patnaik.Naveen Patnaik is the 14th and incumbent Chief Minister of OdishaHe is the founding chief of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD)Naveen Patnaik was honored by the United Nations (UN) for evacuating nearly a million people ahead of the tropical storm Cyclone Phailin that hit coastal Odisha in October 2013.21. Amarinder Singh – Punjab Punjab’s CM, Captain Amarinder Singh. (Image: Getty)Captain Amarinder Singh is the 26th Chief Minister of PunjabPrior to this, he served as Chief Minister of Punjab from 2002-2007Amarinder Singh was introduced to Congress by Rajiv Gandhi and was first elected to the Lok Sabha in 198022. Ashok Gehlot – Rajasthan Rajasthan’s CM, Ashok GehlotAshok Gehlot was born on May 3, 1951, and his educational qualifications are BSc, M.A. (Economics), LLBEarlier, he has served as Chief Minister of this state from December 1, 1998, to December 8, 2003, and then again from December 13, 2008, to December 13, 2013Before Assembly Elections 2018, Vasundhara Raje was the Chief Minister of Rajasthan23. Pawan Kumar Chamling – Sikkim Sikkim’s CM, Pawan Kumar Chamling.Pawan Kumar Chamling is the fifth CM of SikkimChamling was continuously engaged in political activities since 1973 and was actively involved in people’s revolution in the same year.He was born on September 22, 1950In 1985, he was elected as a member of Sikkim Legislative Assembly24. Thiru Edappadi K Palaniswami – Tamil Nadu Tamil Nadu’s CM, Thiru Edappadi K Palaniswami.Thiru Edappadi K Palaniswami is the current CM of Tamil NaduHe is an Indian politician and assumed office on February 16, 2017His party is known as ‘All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam’25. K Chandrashekhar Rao – Telangana Telangana’s CM, Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao. (Image: Getty)Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao is the first Chief Minister of Telangana stateHe is also the founder of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) party formed for the cause of a separate state of TelanganaHe was born on February 17, 1954, in Siddipet, Medak district of Hyderabad state26. Biplab Kumar Deb – Tripura Tripura’s CM, Biplab Kumar Deb.Biplab Kumar Deb is the current and 10th Chief Minister of TripuraHe has been the state president of Tripura BJP since early 2016He took his oath as CM on March 9, 201827. Yogi Adityanath – Uttar Pradesh Uttar Pradesh’s CM, Yogi Adityanath. (Image: Getty)The current CM of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath’s real name is Ajay Singh BishtIn 1998, he became the youngest member to be elected to the 12th Lok Sabha at 26 years of ageHe was born on June 5, 197228. Trivendra Singh Rawat – Uttarakhand Uttarakhand’s CM, Trivendra Singh Rawat. (Image: Getty)Trivendra Singh Rawat is the current Chief Minister of UttarakhandHe was appointed as CM of the state in 2017 after winning the Assembly electionsRawat was an active member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh during the period of 1979 to 200229. Mamata Banerjee – West Bengal West Bengal’s CM, Mamata Banerjee . (Image: Getty)Mamata Banerjee is the ninth Chief Minister of West BengalShe is the first lady to hold the Chief Minister’s office in the stateShe is the only woman CM to win two consecutive termsChief Ministers of Territories of India1. Arvind Kejriwal- Delhi (NCT) Delhi’s CM, Arvind Kejriwal. (Image: Getty)Arvind Kejriwal is the present CM of DelhiHis party (AAP) got a clear majority by winning 67 out of 70 seats in Delhi assembly elections in the year 2015A former Indian Revenue Service officer, he is famously known for his key role in drafting the Jan Lokpal BillDelhi: Governed by multiple authorities including Chief MinisterAfter the Constitution (69th Amendment) Act, 1991 came into force, followed by the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi Act, 1991, the Union Territory of Delhi officially became the National Capital Territory of Delhi.The Act gave Delhi its own legislative assembly and directed that the administrator thereof appointed shall be designated as the Lieutenant Governor (LG).At present, Delhi is governed by multiple authorities including the CM.2. V Narayanasamy- Puducherry (UT) CM of Puducherry, V Narayanasamy.V Narayanasamy is the current CM of PuducherryHe was born on May 30, 1947He is associated with the Indian National CongressHe is the 10th Chief Minister of the Union Territory of Puducherry since June 2016Note: According to a Government website, no other union territories have Chief Ministers.Also read: Smartgram projects in Haryana inaugurated by Pranab Mukherjee: Know all about the schemeInterested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.To get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to education.intoday@gmail.comGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bynisha Tags :Follow Chief ministers of IndiaFollow List of Chief MinistersFollow Current CM Chief Ministers of India: Here’s a complete list of current CMs of the countryWant to know about Chief Ministers of India? Read about 29 CM’s of our country. The new ones have been added to the list.advertisementlast_img read more

SP Boosts Panama Canals Outlook to Positive

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Panama Canal Authority Two years after the inauguration of the Expanded Panama Canal, Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Global Ratings revised its outlook on the Panama Canal from stable to positive – demonstrating the global impact of the historic waterway.The rating agency also affirmed its A- rating for the Panama Canal, ranking the ACP two notches above that of the sovereign foreign currency rating.S&P Global Ratings stated that they are revising Panama Canal’s outlook due to the waterway’s “intrinsic credit factors, sensitivity to country risk, and liquidity cushion.”The Panama Canal’s outlook indicates the rating agency’s expectation that it will generate relatively stable annual earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) due to transit growth, made possible by favorable trends in world trade commerce and the consolidations of the Neopanamax Locks’ operations.“This revision in S&P Global Ratings’ outlook reflects the Panama Canal’s solid financial and operational performance,” Francisco J. Miguez, Panama Canal Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration, said.“This is the direct result of our commitment to efficiency, productivity and performance – overcoming the challenge of growing in an increasingly competitive market.”last_img read more

Legislature Launches New French Website

first_imgNova Scotia’s Francophone population can now enjoy a new French version of the Nova Scotia Legislature’s web site. “Access to information is a cornerstone of democracy,” said Speaker of the House of Assembly Gordie Gosse. “With this development, the French-speaking community now has enhanced accessibility to a wealth of information about the work of the legislature, in their native language.” The new version was financed by the NORIA program of the Assemblée parlementaire de la Francophonie. It was translated by Acadian Affairs and developed by the Legislative Library. Since 2008, limited French access was available on the old web site. In the fall of 2010, the legislature launched a new English site and decided to expand French content to mirror the English version. The new site is available at .last_img read more

Brocks Centre for the Arts celebrates Black History Month

Brock’s Centre for the Arts is hosting the following performances this month to celebrate Black History Month.Thursday, Feb. 21: Amazing GraceTwo of Canada’s finest choirs join together in the premiere of this new celebration of North American spirituals. The breathtaking voices of The Nathaniel Dett Chorale and the Elmer Iseler Singers will blend in uplifting gospel renditions of “Deep River,” “Going Home” and, of course, “Amazing Grace.”Wednesday, Feb. 27: Raul MidónA not-to-miss, soulful, show-stopping and Stevie Wonder-esque “one man band who turns a guitar into an orchestra and his voice into a chorus.” (The New York Times)Thursday, Feb. 28: Ladysmith Black MambazoThe legendary multiple Grammy-winning group who defined the signature South African sound of complex rhythms and harmony.“It isn’t merely the grace and power of their dancing or the beauty of their singing that rivets the attention, but the sheer joy and love that emanates from their being.” (Paul Simon)For tickets and more info, contact the Centre for Arts Box Office at x3257, or online at read more

The Latest Trump doesnt want HK protests to be violent

WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s comments on the Hong Kong protests (all times local):5:30 p.m.President Donald Trump says he doesn’t want to see monthslong protests in Hong Kong met with violence by China.Trump said Thursday before boarding Air Force One for New Hampshire that he “I wouldn’t want to see a violent crackdown.”He says he believes Chinese President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) should take the extraordinary step of sitting down with protesters in Hong Kong as a way to help deescalate the situation.Trump says of Xi: “He can work it out in a very humane fashion.”Trump tweeted earlier this week that U.S. intelligence believes Chinese forces are massing on the border with Hong Kong.___3:30 p.m.President Donald Trump is prioritizing China trade negotiations over defending the Hong Kong protesters.This contrasts with the stance sometimes taken by his White House predecessors, who might well use such a flashpoint as a moment to espouse an American commitment to democratic values.Trump’s approach also stands in contrast to the strong words by some leading members of Congress who blame China for the unrest in Hong Kong. His State Department has urged restraint by China and lamented “the continued erosion” of Hong Kong’s autonomy.Amid stock market volatility this week and talk of a possible recession, worries have grown within the White House that escalating China trade tensions and tariffs could undermine Trump’s best argument for reelection — a strong economy.The Associated Press read more

Despite better harvest DPR of Korea still faces substantial food shortage UN

“Insufficient production, a deficient diet, lower incomes and rising prices mean that 6.4 million vulnerable North Koreans – most of them children, women and the elderly – will need food assistance totalling 500,000 tons next year,” according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP). The DPRK has been hit by a decade of floods, droughts and economic hardship, and the agencies reported that most of the 16 million people receiving subsidized cereals from the Government-run Public Distribution System (PDS) averaging 300 grams per person per day – half a survival ration – cannot make ends meet. They turn to more expensive private markets yet “they are still not able to cover their basic energy requirements,” FAO and WFP said. The report, which followed a joint assessment mission in September and October by the Rome-based food agencies, noted that, increasingly, “the most critical problem for poor households is their lack of access to basic and nutritious food because of declining purchasing power.” “A balanced diet is out of reach for all but a few PDS-dependent households,” it added. “The situation remains particularly precarious for children in kindergartens, nurseries, orphanages and primary schools, pregnant and nursing women, and elderly people.” While the prices of state-subsidized rice and maize rationed through the PDS have remained low and stable, prices in private markets have risen dramatically since the introduction of economic reforms in mid-2002. Last month, rice cost as much as 600 won a kilo in such markets – almost 30 per cent of a typical monthly wage – compared to the 2003 average of 120 won; maize was 320 won a kilo, up from last year’s peak of 110 won. In September, one euro bought 1,600 won on the parallel market. The typical wage earner’s family now spends one-third of its monthly income on PDS rations that meet only half its minimum caloric needs. Another one-third is spent on non-food essentials such as rent, heating and clothing. The remainder is insufficient to purchase enough food in private markets to meet the rest of the family’s very basic needs. read more

DR Congo efforts still under way to reach UN helicopter crash site

The helicopter, with four crew members on board, went missing on Saturday between Bukavu and Shabunda in the eastern province of South Kivu, according to the UN Organization Stabilisation Mission in DRC (MONUSCO). “The helicopter’s wreckage has been located and a rescue team has arrived a few kilometres away from it,” UN spokesperson Martin Nesirky told a news conference in New York.“However, due to bad weather restrictions and the difficult terrain, the team has not yet been able to reach the crash site,” he added.MONUSCO is tasked with supporting the Congolese authorities in their stabilization and peace consolidation efforts, including assisting with the holding of elections, the monitoring of human rights violations and support for Government action against armed groups operating in the east of the country. read more

Army of middle class England fans descends on Nizhny Novgorod ready for second

Travelling England fans have never been so middle-class. Nizhny Novgorod, a city on the Volga once so sensitive it was ‘closed’ to visitors in Soviet times, was laid siege on Saturday by a small army of England fans made up of lecturers, chartered accountants, investment bankers, company CEOs and the like. Back home, millions of people will party as if it was 1966. Pubs are predicting the biggest ever Sunday drinking session while the BBC audience is anticipated to hit 25 million, four million more than watched the opening win against Tunisia. Record amounts of beer will… Or at least that’s how it appeared in bright and sunny Nizhny ahead of England’s second World Cup game against lowly Panama. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Woman accused of stabbing brother to death during drunken brawl freed

…due to insufficient evidence The 24-year-old woman who was accused of stabbing her brother to death last year during a drunken argument at Covent Garden, East Bank Demerara (EBD), has been freed of the charge.FREED: Debra Hansraj was freed of murdering her brother Debra Hansraj’s case was dismissed by City Magistrate Fabayo Azore at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Friday due to there being insufficient evidence at the Preliminary Inquiry.In April 2017 -on Easter Monday- the accused reportedly attacked her mother and brother while being under the influence of alcohol.She allegedly stabbed 21-year-old Vishal Hansraj to his chest resulting in him having to receive medical treatment and succumbing one day later.Police in ‘A’ Division had arrested the young woman shortly after her brother died.It was reported that Vishaul might have confronted his sister after she had inflicted a wound on their mother, leading to them having a heated argument.DEAD: Vishaul HansrajDuring that argument, the now dead seaman reportedly collected a knife with which he attempted to injure his sister, who in retaliation relieved him of the weapon and used it to stab him twice.Both of them were reportedly under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident.Upon realising that her son had been stabbed, their mother, Sumintra Brijmohan, rushed him to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre, from whence he was transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he later succumbed.However, the distraught mother was adamant that the young woman did not kill her brother.She contended that the young woman was at home when her son was seen with the stab wounds to his chest.Prior to the alleged stabbing incident, the two siblings had gone to the nearby school ground to raise their kites, during which they were seen consuming alcohol. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedSister charged, remanded for alleged murder of brotherApril 21, 2017In “Court”Sister accused of stabbing brother to death to face murder chargeApril 21, 2017In “Court”Sister arrested for allegedly stabbing brother to deathApril 19, 2017In “Crime” read more

Liebherr 70 t crawler tractor set for launch at Bauma 2016

first_imgAt Bauma 2016, Liebherr will showcase the PR776 Litronic crawler tractor, which is designed for tough mining and quarry operations and manufactured at the pictured . With this model, for the first time Liebherr is launching a crawler tractor in the 70 t category on the market. The PR776 crawler tractor extends the Liebherr range of crawler tractors and from April 2016, Liebherr will have a total of seven models in its portfolio with operating weights from 17 to 70 t.“Whether for heavy ripping work, moving material transport or fine-grading: Liebherr offers powerful machines for diverse applications.” Some new developments are being introduced with the entry to the new size class. But Liebherr has also integrated special features of the Generation 6 crawler tractor programme, which have already been tried and tested in practice. These include, for example, proactive power control, the maintenance concept or the modern driver’s cab. As with all Generation 6 crawler tractors, the main components of the new crawler tractor are manufactured in-house. These are adapted optimally to the requirements of the machinery. “Here, Liebherr can draw from over 50 years of experience in the development of crawler tractors.”last_img read more

Facebook admits its staff had access to millions of users passwords

first_img FACEBOOK HAS ADMITTED that millions of passwords were stored in plain text on its internal servers – a security slip that left them readable by the company’s employees. The social media giant has, however, said there is no evidence that employees had abused access to the data. The passwords were stored on internal company servers and no outsiders could access them, Facebook said. “To be clear, these passwords were never visible to anyone outside of Facebook and we have found no evidence to date that anyone internally abused or improperly accessed them,” vice president of engineering, security, and privacy Pedro Canahuati said in a blog post.The blunder was discovered during a routine security review earlier this year, he said. Canahuati has said the issues have been fixed. As a precaution, Facebook will notify everyone whose password was found stored in this way. “We estimate that we will notify hundreds of millions of Facebook Lite users, tens of millions of other Facebook users and tens of thousands of Instagram users,” Canahuati said.Facebook has reminded users of some steps they can take to keep their account secure: 15,405 Views Mar 21st 2019, 5:28 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Thursday 21 Mar 2019, 5:28 PM Image: Jaap Arriens/Sipa USA via PA Images By Hayley Halpin 31 Comments center_img You can change your password in your settings on Facebook and Instagram. Avoid reusing passwords across different services.Pick strong and complex passwords for all your accounts. Password manager apps can help.Consider enabling a security key or two-factor authentication to protect your Facebook account using codes from a third party authentication app. When you log in with your password, we will ask for a security code or to tap your security key to verify that it is you.This incident comes following an array of controversies centred on whether Facebook properly safeguards the privacy and data of its users. In April, Facebook revealed it believed that up to 87 million people’s data was improperly shared with the political consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica. Last September, the social media giant said that up to 50 million accounts were breached in a security flaw exploited by hackers.Includes reporting by AFP Short URL Share386 Tweet Email4 Facebook admits its staff had access to millions of users’ passwords It said the passwords were stored in plain text on its internal servers. Image: Jaap Arriens/Sipa USA via PA Imageslast_img read more

Dancers wow audience at Multicultural Folkloric Dance Concert 2017

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Just when we thought we had seen it all when it comes to traditional folk dancing, participants at this year’s Multicultural Folkloric Dance Concert have proved otherwise, exceeding all expectations. Organised by the MANASIS School of Greek Dance and Culture, the three-and-a-half hour event was held at the Besen Centre in Burwood on Sunday in front of an audience of 2,000 people.Throughout the afternoon over 600 students took to the stage, including local and interstate guests from MORAVA Serbian Dance Ensemble, FONO Hungarian Dance Group, AZAD GHARIBIAN Armenian Folk, Dancing Group, RUSICHI Russian Dance Ensemble, SYDNEY GREEK Dancing School and SYDNEY SIZMOS Greek Dance Company.The concert, the latest in a long line of cultural events presented by Manasis, was hosted as a celebration of Australia’s cultural diversity and to foster the growing connection between the dance schools and dance groups.It was clear to all in attendance that the school had successfully achieved its mission, showcasing diverse traditional forms of folk dance while also sharing its evolution with new contemporary styles.last_img read more

Allemagne une arrivée au ralenti pour le convoi de déchets nucléaires

first_imgAllemagne : une arrivée au ralenti pour le convoi de déchets nucléairesLe dernier convoi de déchets nucléaires transitant de la France à l’Allemagne est finalement arrivé à son terminus ferroviaire dans la nuit. Il a dû faire face à la résistance de plusieurs milliers d’opposants.Il aura fallu plus de 109 heures au dernier convoi de déchets nucléaires allemands pour rallier Dannenberg, son terminus ferroviaire d’outre-rhin. Il s’agit d’un record alors qu’il n’est même pas encore arrivé à sa destination finale de Gorleben. Après son départ de Vologne, en France, il est finalement arrivé à la gare de déchargement allemande, 1.200 kilomètres plus loin, aujourd’hui à 4h04 du matin.Les onze conteneurs qui contiennent les déchets nucléaires allemands qui ont été retraités à l’usine Areva de La Hague doivent maintenant être chargés sur des camions. L’opération qui prendra de 12 à 15 heures, doit avoir lieu dans la journée. Les camions devront ensuite se rendre à Gorleben, site temporaire de stockage pour les résidus hautement radioactifs.Le convoi a eu le plus grand mal à arriver à destination. Pendant toute la journée de dimanche, le train a été ralenti par des militants anti-nucléaires. Quatre agriculteurs locaux, notamment, s’étaient enchaînés aux voies ferrées et avaient coulé un bloc de béton sur leurs liens. Ils ont à eux seuls résisté aux efforts de la police pour les déloger pendant 14 heures, à Hitzacker. Ils ont finalement accepté de se libérer, peu après 21h.1.300 militants interpellésSept militants écologistes de Greenpeace s’étaient eux aussi enchaînées aux voies ferrées à proximité de Lüneburg après avoir coupé un morceau des rails. Dans la nuit qui a suivi, la police a dû faire évacuer plusieurs milliers de manifestants occupant la voie ferrée menant à Dannenberg. “Il y a eu des feux de camps, de la musique, on apportait à manger” aux manifestants, a raconté à l’AFP Mechthild Magerl, de l’association “Widersetzen” (S’opposer), organisatrice de cette action.Vers 1h du matin, les forces de l’ordre ont sommé les manifestants de quitter les lieux. Si certains ont obéi, les autres militants ont dû être portés un par un par la police, sous les huées, dans un champ où des dizaines de véhicules de police étaient garés pare choc contre pare choc. En tout, 1.300 personnes ont été interpellées et placées en garde-à-vue à cet endroit pendant plusieurs heures. Pour une sortie du nucléaire avant 2022 À lire aussiLe pied d’éléphant, cette effrayante masse radioactive cachée dans les entrailles de TchernobylLe transport en camion ne devrait pas non plus être de tout repos. Un millier de personnes sont déjà installées aux abords immédiats du site de Gorleben et ce malgré la pluie tombée dans l’après-midi. Selon Jochen Stay, porte-parole de l’association “Ausgestrahlt” (Irradiés), “le nombre de participants aux opérations de blocage est tout aussi élevé que l’année dernière”.Le collectif d’associations écologistes qui dirige les opérations contre le convoi réclame une sortie de l’Allemagne du nucléaire plus rapide que celle actuellement prévue pour 2022. Il demande également qu’une solution définitive pour le stockage des déchets les plus dangereux soit trouvée.Le 28 novembre 2011 à 14:19 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Report West Ham bids to sign Kovacic

first_imgIt seems West Ham have lodged a bid to sign Mateo Kovacic from Real Madrid in the current summer transfer window, according to reports from TMW.If the claim is true, the Hammers would become the leading club in the chase to sign the Croatian midfielder, who has shown repeatedly he desires to exit the Spanish giants.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.After starting only 10 times in La Liga last season, Kovacic is open for new offers that would grant him regular game time. He has also been linked with a move to Arsenal and Tottenham in the past, but no obvious sign of genuine move has been seen so far including signs that suggest real move over speculations that he could decide to move to the Italian sides Juventus, Roma and Napoli.On the other hand, Read West Ham believes that a deal to sign Kovacic would certainly be something of a coup for Manuel Pellegrini’s men, as the new Hammers boss looking to bring in some fresh faces over the summer.last_img read more

Weather Eye Wind wasnt as bad as feared watch for snow

first_imgIt was blustery Sunday night into early Monday, but nothing out of the ordinary, just a good winter storm. Although some computer models predicted a much stronger storm, it appeared to me that it would begin to “fill” or lose strength rapidly the moment it hit land, which is exactly what happened. I mentioned in Sunday’s column there could be 40-50 mph winds up and down Interstate 5.That’s not to say there wasn’t wind damage; with saturated soils, many trees toppled, and there were scattered power outages. The high-wind warning was justified for the coastal strip but certainly not for the inland locations. The strongest wind in Vancouver was only 36 mph at Pearson Field, and I had 32 mph in Salmon Creek. South of the Columbia, winds topped 48 mph at the Portland airport and 51 at Troutdale. Winds were also in the 40-45 mph range further down the Willamette Valley. Seattle had a gust of 59 mph.Very cold air followed the front, with snow falling down to 1,000 feet late Monday, and even mixing in the heavier showers around Vancouver during the day. I had several reports of ice pellets and wet snow covering roadways and bark dust in the heavier showers Monday afternoon.With falling temperatures and more showers headed our way, my thinking as of late Monday afternoon is that good sticking snow could fall as low as 500 feet for short periods — perhaps even lower if you are under a heavy shower and we get some good cold. So don’t be surprised to see traces of snow — or several inches of it on cars from higher elevations — today.Beyond that, more wind and rain and heavy mountain snow, the freezing level bumps up on Wednesday and some areas could get a wintry mix as the next storm comes in and then cooler and lower snow levels through Christmas.Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Reach him at Weather Systems.last_img read more

Man dies after shooting in Northwest MiamiDade

first_imgNORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are investigating after a man died after a shooting in Northwest Miami-Dade, Thursday.According to Miami-Dade Police, the victim was shot and killed in a parking lot near Northwest 167th Street and 57th Avenue.Investigators identified him as 23-year-old Daniel Tineo.Police have not provided further details about what may have led to the shooting or any information about a gunman.If you have any information on this shooting, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more